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This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Olivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last thirty years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation with the illustrator Sibylle Le Carrer.

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"Olivier Le Carrer's "Atlas of Cursed Places" is many things - travel writing, folklore, true crime, history, map porn - all wrapped up in a rather splendid package....Given its tales of ghosts, dragons and disasters both natural and manmade, Le Carrer's "Atlas" represents a fresh boarding pass to leap aboard the world of geography, even for the geographaphobic among us." "BookGasm"" "[For] those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate."--Atlas Obscura .."..morbidly delightful collection of maps and essays about locations that probably make actual visitors a bit nervous."--Dayton Daily News "Perfect for the macabre traveler with a sense of humor."--New York Post "Olivier Le Carrer's Atlas of Cursed Places is many things - travel writing, folklore, true crime, history, map porn - all wrapped up in a rather splendid package....Given its tales of ghosts, dragons and disasters both natural and manmade, Le Carrer's Atlas represents a fresh boarding pass to leap aboard the world of geography, even for the geographaphobic among us."--BookGasm ..".an enticing tour of frightening places around the world..."--Shelf Awareness

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